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Politicians Who Died of Smallpox

Very incomplete list!

in chronological order

  Thomas Noell (d. 1702) — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in England. Mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1701-02. Died, from smallpox, in Bergen, Bergen County (now part of Jersey City, Hudson County), N.J., 1702. Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Josias Lyndon (1704-1778) — of Newport, Newport County, R.I.; Warren, Bristol County, R.I. Born March 10, 1704. Governor of Rhode Island, 1768-69. Died, of smallpox, March 30, 1778 (age 74 years, 20 days). Interment at Kickemuit Cemetery, Warren, R.I.
  Samuel Ashley (1720-1792) — of Claremont, Sullivan County, N.H. Born in Westfield, Hampden County, Mass., March 20, 1720. Elected Delegate to Continental Congress from New Hampshire 1779, but did not serve. Died, of smallpox, in Claremont, Sullivan County, N.H., February 18, 1792 (age 71 years, 335 days). Interment at Union Cemetery, Claremont, N.H.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Andrew Kennedy (1810-1847) — of Muncietown (now Muncie), Delaware County, Ind. Born in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, July 24, 1810. Democrat. Member of Indiana state senate, 1836-40; candidate for Presidential Elector for Indiana, 1840; U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1841-47 (5th District 1841-43, 10th District 1843-47). Died of smallpox, in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., December 31, 1847 (age 37 years, 160 days). Original interment at Greenlawn Cemetery (which no longer exists), Indianapolis, Ind.; reinterment at Beech Grove Cemetery, Muncie, Ind.
  Relatives: Father of Evender Chalane Kennedy (1842-1893); cousin *** of David Colbreth Broderick and Case Broderick.
  Political family: Broderick-Kennedy family of Indianapolis and Muncie, Indiana.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John W. Gourley (1886-1910) — of Texas. Born in Boerne, Kendall County, Tex., 1886. Republican. U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul in Ciudad Juarez, 1907-10, died in office 1910. Died, from smallpox, in El Paso, El Paso County, Tex., May 16, 1910 (age about 23 years). Interment at Evergreen Alameda Cemetery, El Paso, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Marion Gourley (1845-1937) and Sarah Ann (Toler) Gourley (1855-1938).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Theodore Cushing Hamm (1882-1914) — also known as Theodore C. Hamm — Born in Newport, Orleans County, Vt., February 10, 1882. U.S. Consul in Durango, 1911-14, died in office 1914. Died, of smallpox, in Durango, Durango, November 6, 1914 (age 32 years, 269 days). Burial location unknown.
  Charles Patrick McKiernan (1887-1916) — also known as Charles P. McKiernan — of New York City (unknown county), N.Y. Born in Naugatuck, New Haven County, Conn., February 13, 1887. U.S. Vice Consul in Canton, 1916; Chungking, 1916, died in office 1916. Died, of smallpox, in Chungking (Chongqing), China, May 28, 1916 (age 29 years, 105 days). Burial location unknown.
  John Davis O'Rear (1870-1918) — also known as John D. O'Rear — of Mexico, Audrain County, Mo. Born in Audrain County, Mo., March 21, 1870. U.S. Minister to Bolivia, 1913-18, died in office 1918. Died of smallpox, in La Paz, Bolivia, July 14, 1918 (age 48 years, 115 days). Interment somewhere in La Paz, Bolivia.
  Relatives: Great-grandson of Josiah Bartlett; third cousin of Edward Clay O'Rear (1863-1961).
  Political family: Bartlett-O'Rear family of Frankfort, Kentucky.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Luther Kimbell Zabriskie (1879-1921) — also known as Luther K. Zabriskie — of Preston, New London County, Conn. Born in Preston, New London County, Conn., October 20, 1879. Republican. Newspaper work; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Preston, 1907-08; U.S. Deputy Consul in Callao, 1912-13; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul in Callao, 1913-15; U.S. Vice Consul in Moscow, 1915-16; SAINT Thomas, 1916-17; U.S. Consul in Aguascalientes, 1918-21, died in office 1921. Died, from smallpox, in Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, January 17, 1921 (age 41 years, 89 days). Interment at Comstock Cemetery, Uncasville, Montville, Conn.
  Relatives: Married, May 26, 1917, to Helen Eliza Boynton.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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